My Reincarnation (2011)
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Filmed over twenty years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox, My Reincarnation chronicles the epic story of the high Tibetan Buddhist Master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, and his western-born son, Yeshi. The film follows Namkhai Norbu's rise to greatness as a Buddhist teacher in the West, while his son, Yeshi, recognized at birth as the reincarnation of a famous spiritual master, breaks away from his father's tradition to embrace the modern world. Can the father convince his son to keep the
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The story and settings hold interest throughout, but at times the very lack of emotional connection that Yeshi laments in his father seems to hinder the film.
Buddhism teaches patience, and you're going to need it if you attempt to sit through the conciliatory bromides of the slow documentary "My Reincarnation."
Languid and contemplative, the film is typical of the intimate, paired-down aspect of Fox's style, a documentary in which lives accumulate in small moments.
It's fascinating to watch Yeshi grow from a skeptical teenager into a spiritual leader -- a transformation that still doesn't bring him any closer to his father.
Amazing documentary that chronicles the story of the Tibetan Buddhist Master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.
Even if Yeshi's dilemma never seems that urgent or vital, "My Reincarnation" remains a compelling, universal film.
Effective though flawed film works as both revealing documentary and moving family drama.
An unusual and enlightening documentary about Tibetan Buddhism, impermanence, a popular spiritual master and his son, who has been designated as the reincarnation of a famous lama.
My Reincarnation, at its simplest, is another illustration of the idea that people of most walks of life have essentially the same problems.
An intriguing, Marjoe-esque adventure, highlighting how a corporate position at IBM might have belatedly led a reluctant, designated-demigod down a path of enlightenment lined by throngs of gullible devotees-in-waiting.
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